This note analyses the 'devolution deals' agreed between the Government and many local government areas in England.Jump to full report >>
This note summarises the main developments regarding the process of devolution of powers to local government. It covers the devolution deals agreed to date between the Government and local areas, including the powers to be devolved, the procedures required for devolution to take place, and reactions to the policy from the local government and policy-making worlds.
This note addresses the debate around devolution of power to local government in England only. Local government is a devolved matter in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Library has also published notes on the West Lothian Question; the English Question; English Votes for English Laws; and notes on the introduction of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill, and on its progress through Parliament.